Coroatá

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Coroatá
Municipality
The Municipality of
Coroatá
Main Christian Church of the city
Main Christian Church of the city
Flag of Coroatá
Flag
Coat of arms of Coroatá
Coat of arms
Location of Coroatá
Location of Coroatá
Country  Brazil
Region Northeast
State Bandeira de Coroata.jpg Maranhão
Founded April 8, 1920
Government
 • Mayor Maria Teresa Trovão Murad (PMDB)
Area
 • Total 2,263.823 km2 (874.067 sq mi)
Elevation 35 m (114 ft)
Population (2010 IBGE)
 • Total 62,189
Time zone UTC-3 (UTC-3)
Website Coroatá Online

Coroatá is a municipality in Maranhão.

History[edit]

It was settled by the Portuguese and became a village in 1843. By 1912 work on railroads, to give greater connection to cities, had occurred.[1] In 1920 Coroatá was incorporated as a city and 1920 is deemed its "founding."[2] It has a population of 62,442.

Coordinates: 04°07′48″S 44°07′26″W / 4.13000°S 44.12389°W / -4.13000; -44.12389

Religion[edit]

The population is 75.1% Catholic and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coroatá is located there.[3] In addition to Catholics 14.2% are Protestant, 2.3% belong to other forms of Christianity, 0.3% are of Afro-Brazilian religion, 0.1% of other religions, and 8% are of no religion.

Mayors of Coroatá[edit]

  • José Jansen Pereira - 1920
  • João Rios - 1926
  • Benedito Alves Cardoso - 1931
  • Luis Pereira da Silva - 1937
  • João Coelho Matos - 1939
  • Valdemiro de Almeida Cavalcante - 1939
  • Sebastião Anfiloquio Alves - 1940
  • Otacílio de Sousa Santos - 1943
  • Antonio Serra Pinto - 1945
  • Chico Pereira Lobo - 1945
  • Emilio Lobato de Azevedo - 1948
  • José Menezes Junior - 1951
  • Nagib Rabelo Lamar - 1952
  • João Saraiva Filho - 1955
  • Leodegário Jansen Pereira - 1956
  • Simão de Monaut Serra Pinto - 1960
  • Vitor Dias Trovão - 1968
  • João Mota de Queiroz - 1970
  • Orlando Jansen Silva - 1971
  • João Ferreira Pereira - 1972
  • Gentil Augusto Frazão Filho - 1973
  • José de Ribamar Trovão - 1977
  • Francisco Alberto Araújo - 1983
  • Luis Montenegro Tavares - 1983
  • José Ribamar Trovão - 1989
  • Coronel Ruy Salomão - 1991
  • Maria Teresa Trovão Murad - 1993
  • Romulo Augusto Trovão Moreira Lima - 1997/2004
  • Luís Mendes Ferreira 2004/2012
  • Maria Teresa Trovão Murad (current mayor)

Notable native[edit]

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